Work Trucks, Arctic Snow Pusher Purchased During City Council Meeting

WAYNE – As the first Tuesday in November was highlighted by the election, City of Wayne officials held their regularly scheduled city council meeting Tuesday evening.

From the Community Room of the Wayne Community Activity Center, councilmembers first heard from Brian Hanson who is the new Parks Supervisor.

Council then approved an ordinance releasing the easement between two lots owned by Darrell Moore in Vintage Hills and wants to build across the two lots. If the properties were sold and nothing was built, the easement would be given back to the city.

City of Wayne staff made a few purchases Tuesday night.

A low bid from Arnies Ford in the amount of $30,593 each will go towards the parks and water/sewer departments for a pair of 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Chassis Cab work trucks. Each department will add a different bed with a flatbed that dumps for one and another with a crane. The trucks are about 120 days out as the City of Wayne will be parting ways with a 2001 and 1992 truck each with over 100,000 miles and both leak oil.

One of the two front end loaders the City of Wayne uses to push snow will have an addition of an Arctic Snow Pusher after council approved the purchase from Dinkel’s. The price was $12,450 and is good in parking lots and wide-open areas.

The Nebraska Street Project was finalized with a change order of $9,806.69 from the over and under runs. The final payment was also approved for $76,624.35 to Robert Woehler & Sons Construction, Inc., according to city administrator Wes Blecke.

“There are some things like grass seed and some of that type of stuff that still has to come up,” Blecke added. “So, it won’t be closed out from the engineer perspective. You usually have about a one-year warranty on some of that type of stuff.

Council went into executive session when considering a request to keep a ball python snake (non-venomous) within the corporate limits of Wayne. The item was approved pending proper documentation from a registered vet and if the resident moves in the City of Wayne, they’re to notify with their change of address.

Staff at Wayne Area Economic Development asked council to take off a pair of agenda items pertaining to the Christmas on Main/Parade of Lights celebration scheduled for Thursday, November 19.

The next regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 p.m.